The human BFRC Homeowners Energy Rating Certificate was a big hit at FIT 2014 – distributing nearly 1,000 promotional leaflets.
The leaflet stated that all homeowners, when asked*, said they wanted this new Energy Rating Certificate, when having BFRC rated replacement windows and doors fitted in their homes. Installers were eager to hear the message – and promote the fact they install BFRC rated product to their customers.
This BFRC Homeowners Energy Rating Certificate is specific to the property and the products purchased and will feature the installers name and date of installation as well as the well-known ‘rainbow’ colour label. The ratings displayed will be ‘A+’ to ‘C’ for windows and ‘A+’ to ‘G’ for doors
It is the only such certificate available in the UK glazing sector.
This certificate is a valuable new marketing tool for installers. Issuing of the certificate can be promoted by the installer to the homeowner as a value added benefit of using that company. It will also link the new windows or doors supplied with the installation company and could facilitate ‘word of mouth’ recommendation.
It is issued at the same time as the FENSA certificate and can be supplied with no extra administration for the installer. Just tick the box at the point of notification on the FENSA website. It costs just £1.50 (ex VAT).
“Since its launch in January the numbers of BFRC Homeowners Energy Rating Certificates issued has grown exponentially,” commented BFRC managing director Chris Mayne. “As our survey of homeowners revealed there is an overwhelming demand from customers – so being able to issue this certificate could be a big sales driver.”
*BFRC asked 523 randomly selected homeowners in England and Wales whether they wanted a Homeowners Energy Rating Certificate – and all of them (100%) said ‘yes’.